Teens have the wood on masters

LOCAL high school students have made a big impression with their first contributions to the Jacaranda Woodcraft Exhibition.

The event is the annual showcase for the 40-odd members of the Northern Rivers Woodworkers Association, but this year local high schools were also asked to contribute.

"They have done some great work, it is hard to believe that they are teenagers," Derek Brennan, NRWA member, said.

The entries from five local high schools include a grandfather clock, a blanket chest, bedside table, a psychedelic acoustic guitar and a board game table.

The main competition attracted close to 20 entrants, who made a variety of wood articles including an electric guitar, fruit bowls, jewellery boxes, instrument stands, clocks and sculptures.

The winners were: piece of furniture, Jim Morison; jacaranda timber, Dick White; turned article, Roy Ellery; small piece, Randolph Mullins; free expression, Mark Thorley; novice section, Graham Cravigan; and schools section, Nicholas Crispin.

The exhibition also includes an array of goods made by the members that are for sale.

The exhibition runs all week at the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club.



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